TaNisha Fordham helped Broadway’s ‘Company’ win Tonys. Now she’s bringing a new musical to Newark.ByAmy Kuperinsky
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony?
TaNisha Fordham has your EGOT right here.
“I ain’t waiting to be counted,” she announces in her new show. “For you to pick me? I’m not waiting to get free.”
The writer, director, actor and producer isn’t hoping to be “discovered,” or holding for applause. Fordham passionately raps the praises of seizing the moment in what she describes as a “hip-hop neo-soul-funk-gospel musical.”
“I’m finally peeping the secret, the key,” she declares in “Tanisha Fordham’s Snatch Yo’ Free,” premiering July 22 in Newark. “I ain’t waiting on nothing except me. I don’t need no approval to pick up my pen. I don’t need no one else. I can simply begin.”
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